Patrick Boyd, a longtime corrections leader who has served as San Francisco’s Chief Adult Probation Officer since July 2008, will retire in January.
Jesus Ballote, an 18-year-old San Francisco student, developed a company called Chuyz Fresh Fits, which focuses on urban clothing, and became a finalist in the 2009 OppenheimerFunds/NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. Ballote will present his business plan to a panel of judges and compete for a $10,000 grand prize during the competition Wednesday in New York City.
The lead pilot of the Navy’s Blue Angels will visit the man who sits in the equally topsy-turvy cockpit of city politics on Tuesday.
The controversial proposal to alter The City’s sanctuary policy for illegal immigrant youths will receive its first public airing today during a hearing at City Hall.
The Board of Supervisors' Public Safety Committee gave thumbs up Monday to a search for more AIDS funding.
The committee voted to support a resolution authorizing the Department of Public Health to submit a two-year application for 2010 and 2011 to continue to receive funding for a “HIV Prevention Projects” grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Specific details of the biggest building project planned in The City will be outlined in November, and residents will be able to provide their feedback on it during the holiday-dominated month of December.
Who’s in town
Author Margaret Atwood hosts an evening of music, live performance and readings in celebration of her new novel, “The Year of the Flood.” [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]
Burlingame police Chief Jack Van Etten on Monday announced his retirement effective in December after serving more than three decades with the Burlingame Police Department.
Van Etten, 57, began his career in law enforcement in the early 1970s when he worked part-time as a sheriff's cadet with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office for two years while in college.
The significant traffic and transit improvements planned for the region around and within Candlestick and Hunters points, outlined in your Oct. 1 article, are not contingent on any decisions by the 49ers. They are moving forward rapidly and will receive a San Francisco Planning Commission hearing and draft environmental impact report this month.
Relatives of a Sacramento man who was killed after being trampled by a runaway police horse outside Candlestick Park have sued The City and the San Francisco 49ers in what the family’s lawyer said will be a multimillion-dollar case.
After nearly four decades building a career as an outstanding jazz bassist known for electric jazz and fusion, Stanley Clarke discovered that his recorded legacy did not fully reflect the scope of his artistry.
It looks like the wish Russell Brand expressed on live TV in front of millions has come true. The British funnyman declared while hosting MTV’s Video Music Awards last month that he’d like to hook up with performer Katy Perry. Fast-forward to Saturday morning, when the “I Kissed a Girl” singer emerged from his London pad after a Friday night date.
Record numbers of sea lions at piers and recreation areas in The City have prompted port officials to consider new methods of dealing with the weighty mammals.
Boat owners at Hyde Street Pier have been spraying the sea lions with hoses to get them off their docks, and swimmers at Aquatic Park are getting a much closer look at the animals than they’re used to.
When George Gascón started work as San Francisco police chief in August, The Examiner was hopeful he would shake up the department’s long-entrenched ways. We wanted him to make his top priority cleaning up community trouble spots so the streets would become safer.
Chicago and the Olympics weren’t a great mix from the start — sort of like holding an international gathering of Alcoholics Anonymous in the Guinness St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin.
Extra-liberal Seattle’s rejection of a plastic bag tax should give pause to the coercive utopians who have initiated bag tax proposals around the country.
In Washington, D.C., in spite of a poorly written measure, the City Council recently passed a 5-cent tax per plastic bag.
WHO: Text-happy teen drivers
WHAT: In the past five years, nearly 100 teenagers have died in vehicle accidents related to texting while driving in New York City and Long Island alone, according to New York Sen. Charles Schumer.
A Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Tuesday will scrutinize the "czar" system used by President Obama and previous administrations.
In my Introduction to The Almanac of American Politics 2010, I noted that Barack Obama was elected by a top-and-bottom coalition: he carried voters with incomes below $50,000 and above $200,000 and lost among those in between.
Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King is calling on President Obama to fire gay activist Kevin Jennings, the controversial head of the Education Department's Office of Safe & Drug Free Schools. Although Jennings has come under heavy criticism from social conservatives in recent months, King is the first member of Congress to call for his ouster.
Looks like the Department of Interior has a problem with a section responsible for 26 million acres of federal lands. According to an investigation conducted by the Interior inspector general regarding the department's National Landscape Conservation System (NCLS), employees and environmental advocacy organizations frequently violated federal anti-lobbying policies.